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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at Memorial Union Ballroom, Purdue U. on 1969-04-18 (April 18, 1969)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: April 18, 1969 (check for other copies)
Venue: Memorial Union Ballroom, Purdue U.
Location: Lafayette, IN

Source: Soundboard
Lineage: SBD > MC > C > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN
Taped by:
Transferred by: Tony G
Keywords: Live concert


Hard To Handle, Morning Dew, Cryptical Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Sitting On Top Of The World-> I'm A King Bee, Doin' That Rag, Turn On Your Love Light, Cosmic Charlie, Beat It On Down The Line


d1t1: ? @ 0:20 (mix change/adjustment?)
d1t5: tape flip in here? or Bobby flubs big-time!
d1t8: tape pause @ 9:08
d1t9: cut (likely for tape flip) @ 7:17
d2t1: Lovelight cuts in after a tape pause, maybe a few seconds missing (tape pause in cheering after song as well.)
d2t1: very low crackle in left channel @ 3:59
d2t2: tape pause @ 6:53

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Reviewer: rockadayjohnny - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - January 19, 2012
Subject: 4/19/1969 purdue
jimmie, you were'nt only hipster @ purdue. carload of us drove up from bloomington & hooked up with friends @ tarkington hall. these guys had room covered in foil. found some ice9 & off like a rocket! first time all the way on 'bus'. honestly, can't recall power outage. did however park myself infront of that junior high stage for rest of show, right in front of Jerry's spot. little stage. @ show band was packing own gear. walked over to J.G., introduced self. he was kind enough to shake my hand. soundboard is best one of this show i've heard.
Reviewer: jimmie218 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 9, 2011
Subject: Flash
I was at this show. The only black hippie at Purdue at that time. The electric power went out in the middle of the first song "Hard to Handle" causing about a forty minute delay. i can still hear Pigpin swearing. They return and took it from tha top. My friend David "O" from Lafayette did the light show. The music was good then and it's good now. A night I will never forget.A month later, I moved to San Fran.
Reviewer: Disco Stew - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - April 22, 2007
Subject: More Classic '69
This is an excellent show, streaming this show right now and it is very good. Good sound quality for the age of the recording, a little hiss but not any thing to deter you from listening. Excellent Hard to Handle and King Bee. I can't get enough Pigpen blues. The Morning Dew and Cryptical> Other One> Cryptical sandwich is smoking stuff.
Overall, I really enjoyed listening. I think this show has gotten lost in a year with so many other grate shows, not as well known as the 2/27 - 3/2 Fillmore shows or 11/8 DP 16 show, but still very worth your time. Boogie Down!!!
Reviewer: Jobygoob - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - April 18, 2006
Subject: 37 years old today
This show is 37 years old today and so am I. My "date of birth" show will always have a respected place in my collection, regardless of what people may or may not think about this set. This recording is excellent, and there are many highlights. As stated below, Cryptical->TOO->Cryptical->Sitting On Top Of the World is phenominal, as is HTH, Dew, and the Lovelight is epic. Off night? No way...
Reviewer: shaggy814 - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - February 13, 2005
Subject: Great '69 show!!!
I was anxious to hear this show (because I am a Boilermaker!) but had low expectations of it. I'd heard it wasn't very good... but not only is it respectable, the cryptical>other one> cryptical SOTTW is suprisingly tight and is no way sluggish. King Bee is Pig at his best! This may be one of the better Doin' that Rag Ive heard!! Lovelight typically smokes for almost a half hour.
Reviewer: DanK - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - June 11, 2004
Subject: An off night
Generally sluggish, Phil's flat, mediocre sound. Get the o1, SOTOTW (kicks!) and the Lovelight & you're done. This Cosmic Charlie may be the single worst performance of '69.

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